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Florida Civil Procedure
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Juan Ramirez, Jr.

Chapter Summary


This chapter from Florida Civil Procedure provides detailed coverage of the purpose and procedures pertaining to discovery. Specifically, the chapter examines the methods of discovery including depositions, interrogatories, production of documents or things, physical and mental examinations, and requests for admissions. It also discusses the scope of discovery and defines relevant matters. Next, the chapter considers the role of experts, including issues such as fees and bias, as well as protective orders. Then, the chapter covers sequence and timing of discovery, as well as supplementing response. The chapter includes relevant forms.

Florida Civil Procedure (Matthew Bender) provides practical and comprehensive analysis of the entire spectrum of civil procedure in Florida applicable before, during, and after trial. It covers venue, personal jurisdiction, service of process, pleadings and motions, parties, discovery, trials, defaults, judgments, post-trial motions, and appeals. It also explains injunctions, declaratory actions, extraordinary remedies, and arbitration, as well as particular procedural issues associated with medical malpractice and family law actions.


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See Chapter 2 for coverage of rules of procedure. See Chapter 6 for coverage of service of process including summons with attached discovery. See Chapter 7 for discussion of ongoing discovery in the context of pleadings and motions. See Chapter 15 for coverage of interrogatories. See Chapter 16 for coverage of requests for production and inspection. See Chapter 19 for coverage of failure to make discovery and sanctions.


See LexisNexis Practice Guide: Florida Civil Discovery (Matthew Bender) for step-by-step guidance on the many issues related to discovery, including such areas as discovery strategy and planning, preservation of evidence, depositions, discovery of electronic information, physical and mental examinations, requests for admission, and exchanging expert witness information.

See FL Civil Procedure and Evidence LexisNexis Forms (Matthew Bender) for a comprehensive collection of Florida forms for civil litigation practice with full coverage of topics such as pretrial procedure, discovery, motion practice, trials, evidence, and appeals.

See Bender's Forms of Discovery Interrogatories (Volumes 1 to 10A) (Matthew Bender) for an A-to-Z selection of sample interrogatories under more than 200 title categories from accounting to zoning.

See Bender's Forms of Discovery Treatise (Volumes 11-17) (Matthew Bender) for a comprehensive litigation guide that offers in-depth discussion and action-oriented practice materials for the discovery methods, along with charts of state discovery rules.
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